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Statement from UH President David McClain on the selection of Mauna Kea as the site for the Thirty Meter Telescope

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Jul 21, 2009

"I applaud the decision of the TMT Board to select Mauna Kea as the site for the Thirty Meter Telescope. This venture will expand humankind's understanding of the cosmos and our origins, and — with the TMT leadership's emphasis on a new paradigm of community engagement and respect for the indigenous culture of these islands — is appropriately located in Hawaiʻi, the leading site in the world for astronomy."